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Lew Bundles

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The other remarkable thing is how prolific Paul was in ‘68/‘69 — every day coming in with newly-written classic Beatles songs. So incredible!

Writing “Get Back” on the fly because John was late. Coming in one morning, sitting at the piano, and having “Let It Be,” “The Long And Winding Road,” “Another Day” “Golden Slumbers” and “Carry That Weight.” Unreal. Surreal.

Prolific.

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13 hours ago, Raspbernie said:

The other remarkable thing is how prolific Paul was in ‘68/‘69 — every day coming in with newly-written classic Beatles songs. So incredible!

Writing “Get Back” on the fly because John was late. Coming in one morning, sitting at the piano, and having “Let It Be,” “The Long And Winding Road,” “Another Day” “Golden Slumbers” and “Carry That Weight.” Unreal. Surreal.

Prolific.

Agreed . Paul was a classic songwriting machine at the time. It should be noted that Lennon was holding back some of his better ideas for a possible solo LP not yet know to the other 3. The let it Be sessions led to the introduction of songs that appeared on Abbey Road as well as solo albums, Lennon had "Truth" mostly written Paul had Another day and Teddy Boy and George has All things must pass,  While Lennon and Harrison made songwriting contributions..Paul carried the Beatles from mid 1968 and on.

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56 minutes ago, Vinnie B Trask said:

While Lennon and Harrison made songwriting contributions..Paul carried the Beatles from mid 1968 and on.

I found it incredible how Paul at this particular moment in time was literally—and almost magically—pulling classic Beatles-tunes out of thin air. His creative output was astonishing! John had two songs. George had many more than that, but lacked the confidence to push them over the finish line. But Paul. Wow.

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Lew did you see "Get Back?" In the first episode, Paul is noodling at the piano. Mal Evans comes over and  asks what he's working on, and Paul plays unfinished versions of “Let It Be,” “The Long And Winding Road,” “Another Day” “Golden Slumbers” and “Carry That Weight.”

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Also rather cool that Mal (and Ringo) give Paul suggestions for lyrics as he hunts for lines.

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Yea, Bern, I saw it...Let It Be was pouring out of him...Then he’s coming to the studio early, to cut a demo for Come And Get It and doing run through of Oh Darling while Lennon was still in bed...
One of the most telling moments was when he says to Lennon “Can you write a song or two at some point?...Lennon’s only contributions were Across The Universe(great song) written and given away two years before that, One After 909, written 10 years earlier, Dig It, which is stupid and the only two fresh worthwhile tunes...Don’t Let Me Down and I Dig A Pony...

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